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Bulova 1947 Her Excellency

Submitted by Hamtramck Stan on February 18, 2018 - 11:56pm
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G-S CS326
Watch Description

This watch appears to be a 1947 Her Excellency "N". The 21 jewel 6BA movement has a 47 date code. Both case front and back have corresponding numbers. When acquired, it came with a broken/set mainspring, a broken third wheel upper pivot, worn upper balance wheel cap jewel, worn crown, and excessive oil and dirt on/in the mainspring barrel and adjacent components/parts. The crystal wasn't chipped, but was scratched. Also, the black cord band was non original and in poor condition. The movement was very thoroughly cleaned, had the balance, balance upper cap jewel, and third wheel replaced. It received a new mainspring, crown, and crystal. The case was cleaned, polished and re-burnished. A like-original rose gold expansion bracelet could not be found, so a vintage Forstner square snake chain bracelet was added. Placed into a ladies Bulova Excellency box, the watch was given to my wife as one of her anniversary gifts.

1947 Bulova Her Excellency N watch
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1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
1947 Bulova watch
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Geoff Baker
Posted February 20, 2018 - 6:08am

Hi Stan - what a nice gift idea, I bet your wife likes this one, it's beautiful. I agree with it being the HE "N" case. The dial is different but I do see several HE's of the era with this dial variant.

1947 Her Excellency N

Posted February 20, 2018 - 7:32am

I agree with the Her Excellency 'N' variant. Here is a 1947 ad showing the use of the Roman numerals:

Looks to be in very nice condition!

Hamtramck Stan
Posted February 20, 2018 - 5:08pm

Posted February 21, 2018 - 5:20am

Agree with Her Excellency "N"

Posted February 21, 2018 - 7:24pm

1947 Her E "N" - and a nice one.